Filing for an Order of Protection is based on a two fold test. The first is your relationship with the defendant and the second is whether or not a domestic violence crime has been committed.
Your current or former spouse
Someone with whom you live or have lived
One party pregnant by the other party or someone with whom you have a child in common
Your relative, or your current spouse's relative
Domestic Violence includes:
Child or Vulnerable adult abuse
Criminal Trespass - first, second or third degree
Crimes Against Children
Threatening or Intimidating
You must tell the Court if there are any other Court proceedings regarding the defendant's conduct toward you or any other Court orders in effect. It does not matter if the Court proceedings are going on now, or if they happened in the past. Tell this Court about all of them.